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2019 Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:29am
Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

2019 LAW AND HUMANITIES JUNIOR SCHOLARS WORKSHOP

Call for Papers

 

Columbia Law School, Georgetown University Law School, Stanford Law School, UCLA School of Law, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Southern California Center for Law, History, and Culture invite submissions for the thirteenth meeting of the Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop, to be held at Penn Law School in Philadelphia, PA, on June 2 and 3, 2019. 

 

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Citizenship and American Literature

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:09pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This session seeks papers that explore the concept of citizenship in hemispheric American literature. The scale and severity of the current immigration crisis in the United States presses us to reconsider how the category of citizenship produces exclusions and abuses that arise from our national imaginary. Thus, we seek papers that broaden our understanding of citizenship beyond the spatially-bounded to better grasp the range of categories that bestow and rescind national belonging. Recent work, such as Carrie Hyde’s Civic Longing: The Speculative Origins of U.S. Citizenship, reframes citizenship as an imaginative longing that sutures the legal concept of the citizen to the cultural work of fiction.

Reminder: IASPM-US 2019 CFP

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:58pm
International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

The deadline for the 2019 IASPM-US conference is coming up on October 1. The conference will be held March 7-10 in New Orleans, and this year’s theme is “Musical Cities: Music, Historiography and Myth.” For the call for papers and submission guidelines, click here.

Constance Fenimore Woolson Society 25th Anniversary Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:03pm
Constance Fenimore Woolson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 28, 2018

Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the

Constance Fenimore Woolson Society

 

Constance Fenimore Woolson: Making Her Presence Felt in the World

 

Rollins College

Winter Park, Florida

April 4-7, 2019

 

Postwar Area Studies Group CFP for ALA

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:07pm
Postwar Area Studies Group
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Calls for Papers: Postwar Area Studies Group

The Annual Conference of the American Literature Association will meet at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on May 23-26, 2019. The Postwar Area Studies Group is issuing two Calls for Papers for this year's meeting:

 

1. Memoir and Recovery Narratives, 1945-1980

American Literature Association 2019 – Boston, May 23-26 / Postwar Area Literature Group

Memoirs and autobiographies; lost and found objects, persons, and selfhoods in literatures of the postwar period.  Abstracts by January 15 to foertsch@unt.edu

 

2. Samples and Fragments, 1945-1980

Race and Renovation in the Contemporary Novel (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:56pm
NeMLA Annual Convention - Washington D.C. - 21-24 March, 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

 

This panel seeks to open a conversation about how formal experiments in the contemporary American novel attempt to find new ways to discuss race, and what these experiments might signal about the future of the novel.

Call for Book Chapters: Women and Belles Lettres in the Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:49pm
Harvard University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 28, 2018

Many novelists in various national literatures touched upon the theme of an emancipated woman in the long nineteenth century. Imagination, as it is believed, has no borders and is dialogical in its nature.  Different voices of great emancipationist writers merged into one influential symphony liberating and awakening consciousness of slaves—males and females. If writers did not support directly or sympathized with the image of an emancipated woman, they did reflect on her place in society and her belonging. World literature allows us to take a closer look at the imagined and real women's lives, at their biographies and reminiscent writing.

CFP: GLOBAL ASIAS 5 CONFERENCE

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:44pm
Verge: Studies in Global Asias
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 5, 2018

Penn State’s Department of Asian Studies announces Global Asias 5, a biennial conference hosted to complement the work of our award-winning journal Verge: Studies in Global Asias (published by the University of Minnesota Press). By bringing into relation work in Asian Studies, Asian American Studies, and Asian Diaspora Studies, Verge covers Asia and its diasporas, East to West, across and around the Pacific, from a variety of humanistic perspectives—anthropology, art history, literature, history, sociology, and political science— in order to develop comparative analyses that recognize Asia’s place(s) in the development of global culture and history.

ACLA 2019 panel - Documented Figments: The Critical Value of Reimagining Facts in Biofiction

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:44pm
Laura Cernat / KU Leuven
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Since biofiction is gaining legitimacy as a literary category, refining its theoretical framework becomes crucial. One of the main aspects of this process is to understand the uses of a novelist’s freedom to create meaning by altering or complementing the information provided by historical documents. It is our claim that, far from entailing an unfamiliarity with sources or an arbitrary play, the freedoms that biofiction takes are strategic. They express the assimilation of facts into a narrative thread capable of revealing tangled or unspeakable truths that the documents can only suggest, and of inserting these truths into the crevices of dominant narratives.

Sandra Cisneros: Intersections and Crossings

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:42pm
Geneva M. Gano/ Texas State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 5, 2019

Sandra Cisneros: Intersections and Crossings

MELUS Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH, March 21-24, 2019

Sandra Cisneros is perhaps best known for The House on Mango Street, a “little” book that explores the interior life of a Mexican American girl growing up in a Chicago neighborhood.  Although this close focus has tended to position Cisneros as a writer of the minor and the domestic, this panel will investigate the breadth and range of her work and career, positioning her and her work within an intersectional framework that attends in particular to ways in which Cisneros identifies herself and her work as expansively multi-ethnic and multi-national. 

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